The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Howard University Hospital has enjoyed a rich heritage of accomplishment and surgical leadership, manifested by the guidance in our surgical faculty. Also important to us, is the success that our former residents have experienced in their careers as they both provide surgical care to the ill and injured throughout the world and participate in the education of young surgeons. To this end, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery faculty strives to provide an educational experience balanced between clinical service and academic endeavors that is sufficiently flexible to meet the individual needs of each trainee.

Residents gain a broad experience at the various hospitals affiliated with our program. The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Howard University Hospital serves as the primary center of the residency program. However, the surgical residents rotate at thirteen rotations throughout our 4-year residency program. This schedule ensures that our residents not only gain experience in all the essential areas of clinical surgery but do so in a varied environment, thereby preparing them for any type of practice they choose to enter.

Together, the entire faculty is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both the clinical and academic arenas. I can assure prospective applicants that our team will do our utmost to make your surgical education pertinent, meaningful, exciting, and enjoyable; we welcome your interest in our residency and hope that you will enjoy your trip through our website.


  • To stress the importance of the features of the program
  • To foster a solid knowledgebase for residents as well as reinforce clinical, surgical/teaching core competencies
  • To facilitate progressive learning and continued professional growth


Dana C. Jackson, DDS

Program Director and Chair